Hello My Name Is: Xela

Name: Xela
Crew: Spanish G Unit
City/Country: Barcelona, Spain
When did you start writing? 2006

What’s graffiti for you?
Just a funny way to meet people and share moments.

Influences?
Most of my friends and crew mates.

Tell us about your city, how is life and graffiti there?
I was born in sevilla but i moved to Barcelona to keep meeting and learning about life, here’s a party everyday.

What keeps you still writing?
The good moments with my friends and the way i’m moving my style to other things.

What first made you interested in graffiti and how did you end up on that track?
I started to see graffiti in my school and i end up doing this like a competition, kids gettin fun haha.

What trends are you seeing now in the graffiti world that you don’t like?
Is very funny how people copy on Instagram.

What do you do when you’re not painting?
Most of the time drawing design for tattoo or looking for money.

How would you describe your style?
When i was a kid i tried to do wild style and perfect letters, but when i grew up i discovered that u don’t need to follow any style.

Can you remember the first piece you did?
Yeah a fluor one haha, it look like a ufo.

Future plans?
To keep traveling and find new people to meet and make money to buy a lambo haha.

Do you adapt your pieces and tags to the spot/surface?
Not so much and maybe that’s the funny thing in my style lol.

What do you do when you’re not painting?
Finding the spot.

What do you think about the new generation of writers in your city?
They’re coming strong.

What are the best and worst aspects of graffiti?
The best is to meet people and the worst is run 4 stations. 

Who do you paint for?
For me and all the internet.

What writers have inspired you?
I try to keep my inspiration, isolate from anyone to make the style pure.

Can you ever feel tired of graffiti?
Yeah i do but now it’s too late to leave it.

What do you hope people will think and feel when they see your stuff?
I hope they’re fun cause my stuff is only for that.

FIVE FAVORITES
Spray Paint: Montana Colors
City: Barcelona
Markers/pens: Grog
Surface: Train
Cap: Pocket

Instagram: @Alehsy

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